1. I'm in frantic "have to get the house ready before Madeline's First Communion" mode. I've spent the past several days doing one of my least favorite things with regards to painting--that is painstakingly painting the woodwork. Initially I wanted to paint all the trim on the main level, but I realize now that wanting to do that is nothing short of insane. I've settled for painting all the kitchen and entry way trim and the doors. Most of the doors are new as of last summer and have been in need of paint for close to a year now. As of this morning all the new doors for the main level are officially done. I have two steel doors to paint tomorrow.
2. After 21 1/2 months I finally decided that I should also touch up all the areas that I missed in my haste when I painted the kitchen walls. This morning I felt incredibly satisfied when I looked around the kitchen and didn't see the ugly "supposed to be lavender" color that the previous owner had painted the kitchen anymore. It actually looks like I'm done painting the kitchen and I don't think it took me more than 30 minutes to do all the touch-ups. Now why didn't I do this a long time ago? This weekend I'm going to touch up the family room so there are no dirty little secrets behind the curtains anymore.
3. The gardens in the front yard are all officially weeded. I still need to trim my hedges, but that's on my list for this weekend. My bonus for weeding the garden is I now have some color on my face and arms. Hooray for weeded gardens and not being pasty white all over!